Mining safety statistics figures for 2016 have improved by 5% against the previous year, said the DMR.
The High Court in 2017 will hear the appeal of employers against the right of gold miners or widows to claim silicosis mining compensation in a class action.
Mineral Resources minister M Zwane released the latest mining health and safety statistics at a conference in November 2016. Here is a summary.
This SA environment laws update of October 2016 includes aquaculture; assessment of mining environmental enforcement; conservation; and Waste Plans.
CSIR director and former chief inspector of mines, Prof May Hermanus, called for a mining safety enforcement debate.
SA Mineral Resources minister Mosebenzi Joseph Zwane defended mining safety stoppages after complaints of production losses by some employers.
Behaviour-based safety programmes require a paradigm shift from workers, and from management, to understand the personal and social motivations involved at work.
The state called for mining safety innovations after retrieval of the body of one of two miners trapped by a fall of ground at Implats 1 Shaft in May 2016.
Former miners suffering from silicosis and TB are allowed to take class action in occupational health claims for damages against gold mines from 2016.
The South African Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) set guidelines for the mining safety Code of Practice that employers have to compile.
Two Anglo American mines paid R464m silicosis compensation to 4400 former miners, via a ‘top-up’ compensation trust fund founded by seven mining employers.
The SA Anglican Church continued the Catholic initiative for mining health and safety at a meeting with mining people in Cape Town.
Assmang Beeshoek Iron Ore Mine and the Northern Cape Department of Health promoted mining occupational health at their annual SHE Day in September 2015.
Mine health and safety researcher Prof May Hermanus has been appointed to serve in the Responsible Mining Index board based in Amsterdam.
The SA state has allocated R18-b for social health aid and wellness in 15 mining towns.
This South African health and safety laws update of June 2015, includes illegal mining, fraud, electrical appointments, and firearms marking.
The South African state’s Operation Mining Phakisa aims to increase BEE, mining health and safety, and mining environmental measures from August 2015.
This South African health and safety law update of May 2015 includes mobile equipment, refuge bays, construction appointments, and medical certificates.
An international mining body published its first good practice guide on preventing serious types of metallurgy and mining health and safety incidents.
Wits University is calling for applicants to appoint a professor in occupational hygiene research and teaching, orientated to mining.